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05 Dec 2017

Jharkhand man booked for writing IRB exam for girlfriend

What can you do for love?

A Jharkhand man got arrested for taking an exam in place of his girlfriend who was underprepared and didn't know how to use a computer, a mandatory requirement to write the test.

Rampukar Ravi wanted to help his girlfriend, Renu Kumari clear Indian Reserve Battalion's entrance exam. However, he didn't foresee that it could land him in jail.

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Man arrested for writing exam for his girlfriend

What is Indian Reserve Battalion?

The IRB is a police force jointly maintained by the Centre and states to keep law and order. Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission conducted its entrance exam at 385 centres across the state. Over 350,000 examinees reportedly took the test to fill in 2,810 vacancies.


Man entered exam hall, but was found out by examiner

Kumari asked Ravi to help her clear the test, so he decided to write the exam instead of her.

He allegedly pasted his photograph on her admit card and got inside the exam hall in Jamshedpur's Narbheram Hansraj High School.

He was, however, found out by the examiner who spotted that a man taking the test in place of a woman.

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Police recovered girl's original admit card, photo from man's wallet

According to the police, Ravi, a resident of Jharkhand's Haider Nagar, works for a railway contractor.

During investigation, Kumari's original admit card and her photo was recovered from his wallet.

Ravi confessed that he loved Kumari, who lives in Jharkhand's Chhatarpur.

Arrested under section 420 and section 10 of the Bihar Conduct of Examination Act, 1981, Ravi is now under judicial custody.

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